Snow Stopped Play : The Mysterious World of the Cricket Ground in Winter Hardback
Cricket is a summer game, intended to be played on green fields under blue skies and warm sun.
But, for the first time, a book explores the mesmerising beauty of cricket grounds in winter, carpeted with snow, through remarkable colour photographs depicting grounds from Lord's to the smallest village pitch in Lancashire, and internationally from New Zealand to the Indian Himalayas.
For this aspect alone, Snow Stopped Play will be seized upon as the perfect gift for the cricket fan even by those utterly uninterested in the sport.
But Snow Stopped Play is also a fascinatingly eccentric and charming disquisition, in the best tradition of cricket classics like Carr's Dictionary of Extra-Ordinary Cricketers, on the game of cricket itself, through its hitherto unexamined relationship with snow.
Did John Arlott really find a snowflake on his sleeve at Lord's in June?
Why did a Derbyshire batsman have to take his false teeth out after a snowfall at Buxton in 1975? And has the Sussex fast bowler and poet John Snow ever written a poem about snow?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 112 pages, 50 photographs
- Publisher: Safe Haven Books
- Publication Date: 22/10/2015
- Category: Cricket
- ISBN: 9780993291104